BE BOLD. BE CATHOLIC.
We have teamed up with Dynamic Catholic to be a
FOR OVER A DECADE, Dynamic Catholic has been creating world-class resources that help Catholics deepen their relationship with God and with each other through the four habits. They are now dedicated to spending the next decade implementing all they have learned to help parish communities like ours become all that God intends us to be.
They will do that by:
Helping us to grow in faith by deepening our commitment to the four life-enhancing habits
Inspiring us to do our part in helping the parish to serve others more powerfully each year
Encouraging all of us to reach out to those who are less engaged in our parish and in our broader communities with the invitation to encounter Jesus personally
Together, with God’s grace and guidance, something incredible is going to happen.
What is Dynamic Parish®?
Dynamic Parish is a collaboration between St. John Vianney and Dynamic Catholic to invite everyone in our parish to rediscover Jesus, the beauty of the Catholic way, and the commitment of our parish community to love and serve each other. Together, we will meet people where they are and point them to where God is leading them. We will learn what helps the parish grow and what doesn’t. And we will share what we learn here in this parish with the 15,000+ parishes across America.
St. John Vianney is one of just 61 parishes that was selected to pilot this program for five years at no cost to us. During the five years, Dynamic Catholic will invest more than a million dollars in our community through engaging and energizing events, programs and resources.
If you’re looking for more, here are seven ways to get involved:
1. Pray for this parish and its partnership with Dynamic Catholic
2. Come to the Dream Event and invite a friend
3. Volunteer your time and energy
4. Invite others to serve with you by volunteering their time and energy
5. Utilize resources made available through the partnership to pray, study, serve, and evangelize
6. If the resources don’t speak directly to you, share them with someone who you think will benefit from them
7. Encourage and thank all those who are already serving this parish community powerfully
This is the real question. Will you choose to consider this just another “nice” thing that the parish is doing? Or will you embrace this five-year partnership as a moment in your life when you will ask God to transform you and help you step it up a notch, get more involved, and be the difference that makes the difference?
God transforms parishes one person at a time. If you are ready to let Jesus take your spiritual life to the next level, the next most important question is whether you are ready to help others do the same. If enough people in this parish answer yes to this question, the Church will grow in ways we never could have imagined.
God wants to transform every parish into the dynamic community each is called to be. If enough parishes engage in this transformation not only will parish life in America be better, but it will change the world.
As simple as it may seem, changing the world for the better really does begin with an individual decision to embrace the four life-changing habits of prayer, study, generosity, and evangelization.
How Will You Respond?
We invite you to join us this summer as we journey along with Matthew Kelly from Dynamic Catholic and Rediscover Jesus through a 40-day series of videos emailed directly to you!
The videos help you discover the answer to these deeply personal questions: Who am I? Who is God? What am I here for? What matters most? What matters least?
Each day for 40 days, you will receive a 10 minute video covering one chapter of Matthew Kelly’s book: Rediscover Jesus. Reading the book is not required for the email program to be a powerful experience.
How can I get a book?
You can pick up a free copy of the book at the church on the following dates and times:
Tuesday, July 7th, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Thursday, July 9th, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Books are also available in the gathering space in church if you’d like to pick one up when you attend Mass.
When can I sign up?
The email program begins on July 14 and ends on August 20. (Parishioners may sign up after July 13, but they will conclude the program on a later date.)
How do I sign up?
Sign up at DynamicCatholic.com/RJsjvparish. Scroll to the bottom of the page and enter your name and email address. Every participant needs to sign up, regardless of whether you have ever participated in Best Lent Ever or Best Advent Ever in the past.